Munaluchi Bride Magazine is a bit of an obsession for us on the BellaNaija Weddings team. The exquisitely curated mix of real weddings, bridal inspiration, tips and many more must-haves for brides and grooms is impossible to resist. Their website www.munaluchibridal.com is a fabulous resource and the Spring/Summer 2013 edition of the magazine will be out very soon and BN Weddings just had to bring you a sneak peek.
Here is what Munaluchi Magazine editor Jacqueline Nwobu told us about the new issue!
I’m so excited to share our new Spring/Summer 2013 cover and editorial shoot with you. The shoot was themed as a luxury elopement at the gorgeous Sunstone Winery and VIlla located in California. The shoot was photographed by the extremely talented Elizabeth Messina.
The timing of this release is especially exciting because it’s right on the week of our three year anniversary! When I started this magazine in 2010, it was simply to provide a source of inspiration for women of color…to provide stylish and well-curated inspiration for brides-to-be and wedding enthusiasts of diverse and multi-cultural backgrounds. And since then, it has flourished into so much more. I hope you are all inspired!
We are so in love with the cover shoot. The dresses by Claire Pettibone, Ines di Santo and Monique Lhuillier set against the romantic rustic backdrop of the winery and let’s not forget the stunning flower-themed accessories (and cake). Swoon! Check it out below.
Venue: The Villa at Sunstone Winery
Photography: Elizabeth Messina
Hair/Makeup: Erin Skipley
Shoes: Aruna Seth courtesy of Pistol and Stamen
Fashion Styling: Eronmwon Balogun
Assistant Stylist: Laura Wise
Floral Design and Styling: Dolce Designs Studio
Dresses: Claire Pettibone, Ines di Santo, Romona Keveza, Monique Lhuillier
Hair Accessories: Twigs and Honey & Jannie Baltzer
Accessories: Desla Couture
Jewelry: Garvey Lundy
Stationery: Kristi Rice of Rice Ink
Calligraphy: Hard Ink Calligraphy
Production: Be Inspired PR
Cake (pink ruffles): Cupcakes Couture of Manhattan Beach
Cake: Solvang Bakery